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    Woman fights deportation order, won't leave diabetic daughter

    Woman fights deportation order, won’t leave diabetic daughter

    NBC News by Alexandra Campbell Howe STAMFORD, Conn. — For Miriam Martinez-Lemus, the tracking device she has worn on her ankle for months is a bothersome reminder that the U.S., despite being her home for the last 26 years, has ordered her to leave. But it is also tangible proof of her determination to stay.…
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    FCGives 2018

    ‘A lot of people doing a little’ — Giving Day charities share successes

      CT Post By Alexander Soule Catalina Horak is uncertain as to what factor produced a doubling of donations for her Building One Community last week on Fairfield County’s Giving Day, whether the Trump administration upping the stakes on immigration reform, or she and her staff increasing their own efforts to get the word out.…
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    Stamford parents aim to break down barriers for immigrant students

    Stamford Advocate By Travis Clark STAMFORD — Three years ago, a group of parents whose children are students in Stamford Public Schools took it upon themselves to engage the community on the challenges to educating immigrant youth. Calling themselves the POWER Program, these parents from throughout the school district sought to work with teachers and…
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    Q&A with…Maria Esther Magallanes, who engages with immigrant, artistic community

    Darien News January 4, 2018 By Humberto J. Rocha DARIEN — A beacon of hope and guidance. That’s what Maria Esther Magallanes, 52, feels when she sees a lighthouse, a structure she’s become fascinated with ever since her arrival in Darien more than a decade ago. The Mexico City native meshes this New England charm…
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    Hiding in plain sight: Immigrants struggle to navigate a changing political reality

    Greenwich Times By Alexandra Villarreal Blood red blemishes stretched across Maria’s cheeks. The rosacea had appeared months earlier, around the 2016 election, and it would not leave. When she visited the doctor, she was told that stress had caused the violent sores bubbling from her skin. It was not her work that brought Maria so…
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    Stamford nonprofit offers free immigration counseling

    News12 Connecticut STAMFORD – A free immigration clinic was held with volunteer attorneys Friday morning in Stamford to offer information about citizenship and deportation to immigrants in the community. Building One Community, a nonprofit organization that seeks to support immigrants, organized the event as an outlet for those who may need information but aren’t sure…
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